- Contract until 30 June 2024
- Woden Location
- $50 -$55 + Super
About the Position
Community and Peer Advisors utilise lived experience to respectfully support and educate clients, consumers and stakeholders about strengths-based, recovery-oriented practices and community services to support early engagement, and trauma-informed mental health support.
The role requires lived experience of mental health issues and Australian Defence Force (ADF) service, as either an ex-ADF member or partner/carer of a current or ex-ADF member (spouse, ex-partner or widow/widower).
Community and Peer Advisors provide goal focused and recovery oriented individual support to increase a client’s confidence and participation in the community, and with consent, liaise with clients’ family members, treatment providers, local support services and key stakeholders to ensure a holistic and therapeutic experience. Community and Peer Advisors provide co-facilitation for group programs in collaboration with Open Arms colleagues or external providers and play an active role in promoting Open Arms’ services in the community.
Certificate IV qualification in Mental Health Peer Work, or a willingness to obtain certification is desirable.
Key ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will:
- Provide individual and personalised peer support services to current and former ADF members and their families in accordance with Open Arms policies and procedures. Collaboratively identify client goals and develop an individualise Action Plan to identify strengths and measure progress.
- Apply lived-experience and knowledge of veterans’ and families’ to foster and sustain strong rapport with clients, acknowledging the expertise a client has and the guidance they can bring to their own life and mental wellbeing.
- Collaborate with team members to co-facilitate relevant group programs; represent the veteran community; and build networks by working with key internal and external stakeholders to influence a recovery approach to service delivery for veterans, current ADF members, and their families.
- Exhibit behaviours that promote mental health recovery and wellness, role modelling resilience and adaptability for client, community, and stakeholder education and engagement.
The following essential checks/clearances are required to perform the role:
- Pre-Engagement Check – this is a mandatory pre-employment security screening process. All employees and contractors of Agency must undertake a Pre-Engagement Check. This check is undertaken for any individual who will have non-public access to agency resources (information, buildings, systems, assets, staff, and customers)
DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via [email protected] or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.
Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.